The St Mary’s University is pleased to cover tuition fees for three years of study on the BA Acting programme at the Institution. They are looking for talented applicants who know that they want to be an actor and would benefit from the training programme.
St Mary’s was founded in 1850 on the initiative of Cardinal Wiseman. The Catholic Poor School Committee, which was concerned with providing primary education to children of poor Catholic people throughout the United Kingdom, purchased a former girls’ school at Brook Green House, Hammersmith, and adapted it for use as a college with accommodation for 40 adult male students. A legal trust created on 16 July 1851 in connection with this property and its use as a training college for Catholic schoolmasters was confirmed in perpetuity.
The college was established on similar lines to that of the Brothers of Christian Instruction (les Frères d’Instruction Chrétienne) at Ploermel, Brittany, where English students were sent between 1848 and 1851. A French brother, Brother Melanie, was initially placed in charge of St Mary’s College, until the appointment of an English principal, Rev. John Melville Glennie, in 1851.
The college opened with six adult male students who had begun their training at the novitiate of the Brothers of Christian Instruction. It was expected that students would join the teaching religious order, however in 1854, in response to a shortage of suitably qualified candidates, the decision was taken to admit lay students to the college. In 1855, additional accommodation was provided for 50 lay students, and by 1860 only lay students were attending the college.
With the appointment of the fourth principal, Father William Byrne CM in 1899, the association of the college with the Congregation of the Mission (usually known as the Vincentians) commenced. This inaugurated a period of change and augmentation, seen in the increase in staff and student numbers, the introduction of the office of Dean, and the extension of the college premises made possible by funding from the Catholic Education Council. At the same time the college was concerned with adjusting to the requirements of the Education Acts of 1902–3 and their effect on the development of elementary education.
In 1898 Inter-College Sports were introduced between Borough Road, St Mark’s, St John’s, Westminster and St Mary’s Colleges. The college magazine, The Simmarian, began a new series in 1903–1904. Originally in manuscript form, it became a printed paper in 1905 and is still published today.
Eligibility criteria for the Stage Acting International Scholarships.
- Applicants must be enrolled and actively studying at a Ukrainian university as of February 2022.
- Applicants must hold an offer to study the relevant course at St Mary’s University beginning in September 2022, January 2023, or September 2023.
- Applicants must have a minimum of a second class honors degree from a UK university or equivalent qualification.
- Applicants need to demonstrate that they have a good level of written and spoken English.
Eligible Countries: International
Type: Undergraduate degree
Value of Award: Full cost of tuition fees for three years
Number of Awards: Two
Eligible Field of Studies: All applicants for Acting BA (Hons) at St Mary’s are welcome to apply for the scholarship.
Method of Application: Click here to apply for the Stage Acting International Scholarships
Application Deadline: 6th May 2022.
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